A huge congratulations to Anna Kendrick who is nominated for an Oscar in the Actress in a Supporting Role category for her role as Natalie Keener in Up In The Air!! This is huge – and she should be so proud of herself! Here is the list of others in the same category:
Thanks to Vanity Fair we now have some behind the scenes shots of the new issue! Here is a video, too!
Vanity Fair wrote the following about Kristen Stewart:
In an era in which every teen star has a stylist and a bland pop record, 19-year-old Kristen Stewart is the tough-minded, no-frills anomaly. Stewart played Bella Swan not as a cartoon but as anxious and complicated—making the predicament of being torn between a vampire and a werewolf seem … well, almost plausible. The daughter of a television-producer father and an Australian script-supervisor mother, the L.A.-bred Stewart has been consistently drawn to melancholy over flash. Between Twilight installments, her edgy trajectory will continue with Welcome to the Rileys, about the friendship between a stripper and a married businessman, played by James Gandolfini, and The Runaways, about rocker Joan Jett.
And this is what they had to say about the lovely Miss Anna Kendrick:
At just 24, Anna Kendrick has already shown impressive range, from Bella Swan’s twit friend Jessica in the Twilight saga to George Clooney’s buttoned-up colleague in Up in the Air. At age 12, the Maine native was nominated for a Tony Award, for her role in the 1998 musical High Society. After she auditioned for the role of Natalie inUp in the Air, she thought she’d tanked, given director Jason Reitman’s utter non-reaction. Turned out he’d written the role for her, after having seen her in the small high-school film Rocket Science. Next, she’ll star with Michael Cera and Jason Schwartzman in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Here is a lovely new portrait of Anna Kendrick from LIFE Magazine’s 2010 Oscar hopefuls list!
Anna Kendrick, ‘Up in the Air’
A revelation as a motormouthed high-school debater in the little-seen Rocket Science and fine as Bella’s best friend in Twilight, Kendrick comes fully into her own onscreen as corporate stooge Natalie Keener. She’s every aging worker’s nightmare: a prim, young, impersonal innovator happy to please her bosses by making hordes of workers redundant. But instead of playing Natalie as a harpy, Kendrick makes her vulnerable. She shouldn’t be unemployed as an actress anytime soon. (For Your Consideration: Best Supporting Actress)
New Moon‘s Anna Kendrick scored a spot on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, and she’s in good company with George Clooney and Vera Farmiga! Has anyone seen Up In The Air yet? If haven’t, so Tweet me HERE and tell me if it’s good, bad or… well, just tell me what you think!
Here are some gorgeous new photos of Anna Kendrick from the “Up in the Air” press conference last month, along with a new portrait session Anna did at the hotel where the event took place. There’s a TON more photos form these shoots – so check them out here!